Brazilian police are searching for two suspects who dressed in head-to-toe aluminum foil early Saturday morning and broke into Banco do Brasil in Praia Grande.
Authorities believe the suspects crafted bizarre disguises to keep the touchy bank alarm system from sounding, the International Business Times reported.
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“They wanted to make sure the alarms didn’t detect their presence by using the aluminum foil,” a local police spokesperson told told Brazilian national newspaper O Globo.
They managed to break in undetected, but armed police were sent shortly after the thieves were spotted on CCTV security cameras.
The two managed to escape, leaving behind blowtorches and other tools that would have been used to crack open a safe. They tools were never used, however, and had to flee empty-handed.
Assaltantes se embrulham em papel alumínio para tentar furtar banco https://t.co/tou280zj29 #G1 https://t.co/KSnwOVjCWx— G1 (@G1)1460285735.0
According to the Times, a male suspect, who police believe could have been acting as a look-out for the two thieves, was arrested Saturday.
"We searched the area and … found a suspect who was hiding in bushes and had a police record that we took in for questioning,” the police spokesperson explained.
Authorities believe the suspects used a white sports car as their getaway vehicle. As of Saturday afternoon, the foiled bandits were still on the run.